Dance school success
BODIES In Motion proved again that size doesn’t matter with another student being accepted into an exclusive dance school.
Tamika Pitt is one of only 25 students from around Australia to win a place at the Queensland Dance School of Excellence in Brisbane next year where she will combine her Year 11 school studies with full-time dance training at a professional level.
The school is considered a stepping stone into some of the world’s best ballet and dance companies with former graduates now soloists in the Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Dance North, Bangarra Dance Theatre, English National Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and the Moulin Rouge.
“I’ve always loved ballet but I never dreamed I’d get this far at such a young age,” Tamika said.
Fellow Bodies In Motion student Sena Fujiwara, 11, was also recently accepted into the Australian Ballet School’s interstate/ international training program while teacher Saskia Turner was one of only 30 dancers chosen as a full-time student at the RAW Dance Academy next year.
Bodies In Motion principal Prue Borzi said she was extremely excited for her students.
“I know I’ve said it before, but it really doesn’t matter where you live,” she said.
“Small dance studios in regional areas can compete with the bigger metropolitan schools.
“If you have good technical grounding, work hard and always aim to be the very best at what you do, you will succeed.
“To know that my students are among the top dancers in the country is an amazing feeling and I wish them all the best.”
Big break: Sena Fujiwara, Saskia Turner and Tamika Pitt are dancing on a cloud